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St Martin-in-the-Fields

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Address: | Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7766 1100
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 08:00 - 20:00
Wed 08:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and...

St Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine Georgian architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St Martin’s has always been innovative in response to changing needs. From London’s first free lending library to the first religious broadcast, St Martin’s has broken new ground in defining what it means to be a church. Solidifying its position for years to come, St Martin's has an award-winning cafe, puts on concerts with London's best musicians, and hosts fantastic events in its unique subterranean spaces.

Free lunchtime concerts take place every Monday, Tuesday and Friday, a fantastic way to hear both established and emerging stars of the classical scene.

As well as the fantastic food on offer in the Cafe in the Crypt, during the summer months St Martin's opens the Cafe in the Courtyard, offering a host of al fresco delights.

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Beethoven Concert - MEMORABLE!!

We booked tickets for a Beethoven Concert in the church for my wife's birthday treat. We got front row tickets and the whole place was candlelit. It was such a lovely atmosphere... read more

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked tickets for a Beethoven Concert in the church for my wife's birthday treat. We got front row tickets and the whole place was candlelit. It was such a lovely atmosphere and the orchestra were very engaging. The conductor made the music come alive, especially with the half time interval talk and demo. We had a wonderful time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in for one of the lunchtime concerts and were able to hear a gifted pianist play for nearly an hour. The church itself is lovely and it was a welcome change of atmosphere from the bustle of Trafalgar Square right outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our arrival in London, we put our bags in our apartment and caught the tube to Trafalgar Square so we could collect our London Passes. We spent some time walking the area as it was late afternoon and we decided to enter this cathedral. It is an English Anglican church at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is right in the middle of bustling London, offering a place to relax with tea and cake, or lunch between sightseeing trips elsewhere. There is a fine coffee shop, a very extensive gift shop, and there are some free lunchtime concerts that are well attended. There are also evening concerts on a regular basis, with very reasonable prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Building, Nice Staff, warm congregation, We were able to attend a noonday service the day after the American elections, It is amazing how the Anglican calendar for readings turn out to meet the issues of the day,

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful church and I have previously been to a concert here. Absolutely outstanding. An orchestra was practicing when we visited for a concert that evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, it is free - but a cheeky donation would not go amiss. And given that you will have just enjoyed a free classical concert by professional musicians in the heart of London... seems fair enough. We enjoyed an outstanding Tchaikovsky recital yesterday and it was excellent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine a church that is popular for classical concerts. The sound would have been majestic. This is a popular performing arts spot, also notable as the home of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, whose principal conductor Joshua Bell is my favourite classical artist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High quality concert provided by an exceptional violinist with accompanying pianist of very high order. Not my usual fare in music and which required me to work at listening but the effort was worth it. Free concert every day - but no heating (bring coat) and hard pews (numb after 45 minutes!). Suggested donation of £3.50 is fine and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time we have visited this church and the interior is very impressive, especially the ceiling. What we didn't know was the extensive crypt facilities, including café, conference rooms and shop. We will return when we have more time.

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